We learned on the tour that Mt. Vernon is actually a wood house, with planks beveled and painted to look like stone. It has beautiful arched porticos with climbing honeysuckle...just heavenly. And nothing beats the location overlooking the Potomac.
The Normal Heart, an incredibly heartwrenching play about the outbreak of the AIDS virus and the gay men who tried to stop its rampage in the early 80s. The entire audience was weeping and sniffling by the end, but it is 100 percent worth seeing if you get the chance. A movie adaptation is said to be on its way.
So, now you've seen the activities...let's get to the eats! I'll be posting about our culinary adventures later today.